The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply to be a member of the next cohort of the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program, which is a two-year commitment that combines coursework and on-the-job training to prepare prospective educators for the teaching profession. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted January 3 through February 3, 2020.
The MTR program is part of a statewide strategy to expand and diversify the teacher pipeline, so that all students have teachers who are well-prepared, appropriately licensed and can serve as role models. It is specifically designed for candidates who want to become a teacher but are not currently enrolled in an educator preparation program.
MTR applicants must have an associate degree or at least 60 college credits from a degree program with a minimum 2.75 grade point average. Men and women of color, veterans from the Armed Forces, and junior college graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Call (601) 359-1743 for more information.